Please help support our recreation and sport management students in the organization and delivery of the 2019 Generation Games! Through a multi-faceted partnership with Rotterdam University in The Netherlands and the City of Salem, our students are working collaboratively with students and professionals locally and around the world in bringing people of all ages together to participate in sports and games for health, well-being, and fun.
About the Games:
The Generation Games is an international sporting event for people of all ages. Beginning in Rotterdam in 2012, the sporting event provides a platform for different generations to cooperatively come together and compete with each other in order to serve the following purposes: (1) promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages, (2) connecting different generations through sports, and (3) offering a platform to local and global organizations encouraging sports participation. The Generation Games have previously been held in Rotterdam, and Lausanne, Switzerland as part of Olympic Week amongst other places. As part of an international partnership between Salem State University, the City of Salem, and Rotterdam University in the Netherlands, we were able to bring the Generation Games to the North American continent for the first time ever in 2017. This year, we are bringing the games back to Salem for the third time!
Public Health & Wellness:
The Generation Games represent an opportunity to develop a solid partnership between the SMS Department (Recreation and Sport Management Concentrations), Rotterdam University, and the Salem Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services. This partnership will again allow for the delivery of a truly world-class event while allowing for Salem State students to play a role in creating a healthier environment for the citizens of Salem and the North Shore. Additionally, the Games represent a special event that will allow for people of different generations to interact in a positive manner while providing activities that enhance physical, mental, and emotional health and social wellness.
The money raised will go straight to helping the students fund and manage the Generation Games. It will help with some of the following:
- Purchase t-shirts for participants.
- Sponsor an Opening Ceremonies featuring appearances by local athletes
- Sponsor a Closing Ceremony with a concert by an international artist
- Pay for any necessary equipment to put on the events
- Those who donate will have their name(s) put on our physical donation wall!
EVERY DONATION COUNTS!!